Active Directory


Active Directory Auditing Guidelines

Active Directory and AD Group Policy are foundational elements of any Microsoft Windows environment because of the critical role they play in account management, authentication, authorization, access management and operations. Accordingly, proper Active Directory auditing is essential for both cybersecurity and regulatory compliance.


Practical Guide For SIEM And Active Directory

Active Directory is a popular technology used in many organizations to handle their user management, authentication and authorization. The fact that it’s so dominant and so central to the IT infrastructure makes it a key component for security monitoring. It’s also a popular target for malicious actors, as compromising Active Directory accounts gives them access to many resources.


Boost Permissions Management with JFrog on Azure through Active Directory SSO

When you’ve chosen Microsoft Azure to host your JFrog Cloud Enterprise or Enterprise+ subscription, you’ll naturally want to make good use of the services Azure provides for security and user administration. DevOps security starts with who has access to your builds, releases, and automation.


Best Active Directory Management Tools

IT teams rely on Active Directory (AD) to keep networks secure and maintain user accounts — but they often need to adhere to strict budget limitations when it comes to selecting software to help. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the top free Active Directory management tools. Our picks focus on AD tools that will help you complete routine AD management tasks much faster so your team has time to focus on other priorities.

What is Active Directory

The simplest definition of Active Directory is that it is a directory service for Windows operating systems. But what does this actually mean? What is Active Directory used for? How can you manage it? Whether you are a new system administrator who wants to learn Active Directory basics, such as its structure, services, components and essential terminology, or a seasoned administrator looking to find new best practices and improve your skills even further, this eBook has something for you.
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Why Use Active Directory Security to Improve Your Server Security?

How do you secure your network servers, laptops, desktops, and workstations? A good starting point is to have a checklist of how to enable security features on these devices. You also need to enable a server monitoring service to track specific events and generate event logs. Yet, your security tasks are never done. You can get a false sense of security if you merely go through your checklist of security items and stop.

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Active Directory Security Best Practices Includes Monitoring for Signs of Compromise

Fun Fact: Most types of network and computer compromises could have been discovered much sooner if the organization had enabled proper event log monitoring using an appropriate server monitoring solution that alerted them to the issue. Without such a software application or not taking the time to configure it correctly, it takes much longer to uncover the compromise if it is ever discovered at all.


How to Authenticate using Azure Active Directory

DreamFactory’s Azure AD connector makes it easy to use an Azure Active Directory tenant for API authentication. By using Azure AD Application Roles it is also possible to assign Users and Groups to DreamFactory roles from the Azure Portal. In this example, we will show how to quickly configure DreamFactory with the proper metadata from Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

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How Active Directory Management Tools Help Quickly Find and Troubleshoot Issues

Active Directory is part of Microsoft Windows software environments primarily for networks where some sort of domain control is required. The service is much more than just authenticating and authoring access to network resources. Active Directory is also used to enforce various network security policies, enable various processes, and enable various services. Active Directory consists of a logical structure that allows the server to execute the appropriate actions, authentication, services, and so on.